They need to hear from you
A required part of the Pennsylvania municipal annexation process is that the governing body of the annexing municipality, here, Pittsburgh, must approve of the annexation before the referendum goes to the ballot. We can tell them not to approve because we do not approve!
Update, Feb. 9, 2022: You told PCC you didn’t want annexation. You told them with 555 calls in about a dozen weeks that you didn’t want it, and the 2021 annexation petition is ended. Read more here. The system has been disabled for now but we’ll keep the rest of this page around because we might need it again!
We’ve worked deployed a great phone-based system called CallPower for contacting one or more Pittsburgh City Council members in consecutive calls. Dial one number and be connected to as many council members as you’re willing to talk to, up to nine.
…or type your phone number in this field and click Call Now to receive a phone call that will automate connecting you to a few council members. Listen and follow the instructions provided. You’ll press * instead of hanging up when you’re done with one council member. You can end the call process at any time simply by hanging up.
And Say This
All you really need to say is:
- “I am a Wilkinsburg resident.” (or Pittsburgh, if you’re a Pittsburgh resident ally!)
- “Please do not support the annexation of Wilkinsburg.”
That’s it! If you want, you can give your personal reasons why you don’t want the annexation.
They might ask you for some other information to log the call. It’s important to keep the conversation short and to the point.
Not a fan of phone call automation or would prefer to email or fax? You can use a convenient form to create a letter to be mailed or faxed, or you can use the table of contact information below to contact Pittsburgh City Council members individually.
|1||Allegheny Center, Allegheny City Central, Allegheny West, Brighton Heights, Brightwood, East Allegheny, Fineview, Northview Heights, Observatory Hill, Spring Garden, Spring Hill-City View, Summer Hill, Troy Hill & Washington’s Landing||Bobby Wilson||412-255-2129||412-255-2135||Feedback|
|2||Banksville, Beechview, Chartiers City, Crafton Heights, Duquesne Heights & Mount Washington, East Carnegie, Elliott, Esplen, Fairywood, Oakwood & Ridgemont, South Shore, Sheraden, West End, Westwood, Windgap||Theresa Kail-Smith||412-255-2821||412-255-8963||Feedback|
|3||Allentown, Arlington, Arlington Heights, Beltzhoover, Central Oakland, Knoxville, Mt Oliver, Oakcliffe, South Side Flats, South Side Slopes, South Oakland, St Clair||Bruce Kraus||412-255-8950||412-255-2130||Feedback|
|4||Beechview, Bon Air, Brookline, Carrick, Mt. Washington, Overbrook||Anthony Coghill||412-255-2052||412-255-2131||Feedback|
|5||Glen Hazel, Greenfield, Hays, Hazelwood, Lincoln Place, New Homestead, Regent Square, Squirrel Hill South, Swisshelm Park||Corey O’Connor||412-255-0820||412-255-8965||Feedback|
|6||Perry Hilltop, The Hill, Northside, Uptown, Downtown, Oakland||R. Daniel Lavelle||412-255-0737||412-255-2134||Feedback|
|7||Friendship, Bloomfield, Highland Park, Lawrenceville, Morningside, Polish Hill, Stanton Heights, Strip District||Deb Gross||412-255-2419||412-255-2140||Feedback|
|8||Oakland, Point Breeze, Shadyside, Squirrel Hill||Erika Strassburger||412-255-0738||412-255-2133||Feedback|
|9||East Liberty, Homewood, East Hills, Larimer, Point Breeze North, Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar, Friendship, Garfield||Ricky Burgess||412-255-8658||412-255-2137||Feedback|